RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's oil producer
Petrobras plans to dump its remaining stake at gas
station chain BR Distribuidora this year, in a deal
that could raise more than 8 billion reais ,
three sources with knowledge of the information told Reuters.
Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the Rio de Janeiro firm is known,
plans to sell its 37.5% stake after BR Distribuidora stock hit
25 reais in Sao Paulo, with a rising trend, the people said.
Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Joaquim Silva e Luna, who
took over in April, and BR's CEO Wilson Ferreira Jr., have
already discussed the sale possibility and are expected to set a
meeting on the coming week, the sources said.
Petrobras did not immediately comment. BR referred to
Petrobras for comments.
($1 = 5.3174 reais)
(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; written by Sabrina Valle
Editing by Marguerita Choy)